Canada Earthquakes: Four Quakes Shake Off Canada’s West Coast


Canada Earthquakes: Four Quakes Shake Canada’s West Coast, Near Vancouver

On Monday, a total of four earthquakes, ranging from 4.9 to 6.8 magnitude, shook the west coast of Canada on late Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey.

The first tremor of 6.6 magnitude hit at 10:39 pm (05:49 GMT Monday), located 135 miles (218 kilometers) southwest of Port Hardy, which is a small town on the northeastern tip of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. It is 355 miles northwest of Seattle.

Just half an hour after that, at 11:16 pm, the second quake measured 6.8 in strength on the Richer scale, and took place approximately 122 miles southwest of the Canadian town more than half an hour later.

About six minutes later, a third quake of 6.5 magnitude shook about 138 miles southwest of Port Hardy. Finally, 14 minutes after that, a weaker 4.9 Richer scale was recorded in the same place.

According to some statistics, there were no initial reports of damage or injuries reported. No tsunami warnings were issued as well.

This region is located near the Cascadia subduction zone, a fault line that is on the offshore, and stretched from northern Vancouver Island to Northern California in the United States.


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